BJP will form govt with ‘some friends’ in J&K: Madhav

BJP will form govt with ‘some friends’ in J&K: Madhav

Jammu: BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday said that though his party would most likely go alone in the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections, it would form a “stable government with some friends” after the polls. He said his party would contest all seats in the state. “There is the least possibility of […]

‘Opposition to R-Day events can’t be accepted’

‘Opposition to R-Day events can’t be accepted’

Jammu: Amid a row over an order making attendance mandatory at Republic Day events for state government employees, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday said that any opposition to attending the functions cannot be accepted as it is a matter of pride for every citizen. The Jammu and Kashmir administration made it mandatory for […]

New Sarpanchs feel ‘insecure’, ask security from locals

New Sarpanchs feel ‘insecure’, ask security from locals

PAMPORE: Many newly elected Sarpanchs in Pulwama district have demanded security from local people, saying they feel insecure while visiting their panchayat constituencies. Most of these Sarpanchs are migrant Pandits who left long ago and now do not know the people of their constituencies. They were either elected by a few migrant votes or elected […]

Mehbooba takes up defence of Jammu Muslims against ‘fanatic elements’

Mehbooba takes up defence of Jammu Muslims against ‘fanatic elements’

Srinagar: Muslims of tribal communities have been facing hostility in Jammu region from various “fanatic elements”, said PDP chief and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday, asking the Governor’s administration to take action against such elements. “Muslims especially those belonging to Gujjar and Bakerwal community are being selectively targeted in Jammu by some fanatic […]

UN has done its duty towards Kashmir, says Guterres

UN has done its duty towards Kashmir, says Guterres

United Nations: Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, on Friday said that the supreme international organisation had “clearly done its job” on the human rights situation in Kashmir, by releasing a report on it. Guterres said he hoped that India and Pakistan would engage in a “meaningful dialogue” to resolve their issues. The […]

All ready for simultaneous elections to Parliament, state assembly

All ready for simultaneous elections to Parliament, state assembly

SRINAGAR: The state election office is ready to hold simultaneous polls for Parliament and state assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, whenever orders from Election Commission of India (ECI) come in this regard, Chief Electoral Officer J&K Shailendra Kumar told Kashmir Reader on Friday. “Dates for the elections are fixed by the ECI, and if it […]

Pak foreign minister talks Kashmir with UNGA president

Pak foreign minister talks Kashmir with UNGA president

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday raised the Kashmir issue during his meeting with the visiting UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espionosa. Espionosa arrived in Islamabad on her first official trip to the Asia-Pacific region since assuming office in September last year. She met Qureshi in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

‘Beg to differ’: Omar slams Northern Command chief for ‘great year’ remark

‘Beg to differ’: Omar slams Northern Command chief for ‘great year’ remark

NEW DELHI: National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah on Thursday lashed out at the Northern Command Chief Lt General Ranbir Singh, on his “great year for security forces” remark. Taking to Twitter, Abdullah wrote, the compulsion of killing militants/terrorists shouldn’t be treated as a cause for celebration. “I beg to differ, a great year would […]

If no Operation All Out, why daily CASOs, asks JRL

If no Operation All Out, why daily CASOs, asks JRL

SRINAGAR: Governor SP Malik’s recent remarks that ‘there was nothing like Operation All Out’ were far from reality, said the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday. The leaders said that India’s home minister and army chief have time and again claimed that anti-militancy operations […]

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